2010-12-26

Christmas Gift :D

Well this isn't all my Christmas presents, but worth uploading :D
First, I got a new PSP go for 130 dollars from gamedeals <3










Then I finally collected all Onimusha Titles on PS2 <3











Hope you guys are all enjoying your christmas gifts :D


By Joe Kwuen

2010-12-25

Christmas Dinner

Hope all of you are having good Christmas :D
I cooked dinner for my mom and bought her a 300 dollar pressure rice cooker :D
big bowl of rice (about 10 servings) gets cooked in like 15 minutes lol

Kani <3










Kani dashi tsukatta Udon <3










Videos of me cooking ehehe


Enjoy <3

By Joe Kwuen

2010-12-18

New Project = New Parts :D





From Ebay
1. 10 4MHz Crystal Clock - 3 dollars
2. SMD USB PIC uController Development Programmer (up to 40 pin PICs) - $26













From SparkFun:
1. LCD Display - $20 ( + shipping)

















 2. Alcohol Sensor - $5 ( +shipping)














 3. Rocker Switch & Arcade-Style Push Buttons in Various Colors - cheap + shipping ... lol

















Can't wait for them to get here :D Until then gonna work on programming hehe


By Joe Kwuen

New stuff I got for Christmas :D

Today, I went out to get few gadgets :D

First,
I picked up FLIP MINOHD for $99 at NCIX!!!!!!!!!
hehe I always wanted a camcorder and now I got one
Gonna use it for recording project videos and bouken with NOMI <3


Finally got a place to put my kuribo and hanshin doraemon :D



















Then I got an Samsung External DVD Drive for $40 :D













hehe doesn't require external power supply so can use it anywhere wit a laptop 
extremely happy :D

Lastly, I went to check out a local video game store, Gamedeals, in New Westminster. Picked up Onimusha for PS2 :D













I was gonna work on my project, but :D Need to play games lol


The following video was recorded using my new camcorder :D
It was just a test video of short intro video to Onimusha so nothing special...


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Music

I got hooked on Taka's favorite song :D

AGGRESSIVE!
Lyrics from jpopasia:
たかがしれてる オレの悩み
また始めてる まだはじけてぇ
味気ねぇ 毎日には拒否権行使
楽しい毎日ごきげんよう
いただきます おはようございます
ちゃんと言えるよう 許可証を出します
オレからオレへ発言権
なんていい気持ち まるでアルデンテ
アグレッシブ

今日は俺が俺の味方
広い世界 ただ一人になろうが
オレは決めた
そうだ アグレッシブ

この気持ち 嘘じゃない
誰がなんと言おうと 動かない
あつくなっても曇らない視界
目 そらさない 先長い未来
でも やらなきゃ今
他の誰でもない オレがキーマン
背中押す手求める前に
オレがオレの悪いとこ直すぜ
余計なお世話しない
がっつかない セカセカしないよ
話の聞ける男になる
イッちゃっていいなら子供になる
とどこおりなく 前進 飛躍
重い扉 全身で開く
一歩一歩 意志楓セ
悔いのないように 生きようぜ
感謝の気持ち忘れずに
かつ姿勢はアグレッシブ

今日は俺が俺の味方
広い世界 ただ一人になろうが
オレは決めた
そうだ アグレッシブ
アグレッシブ

たかがしれてる オレの悩み
また始めてる まだはじけてぇ
味気ねぇ 毎日には拒否権行使
楽しい毎日ごきげんよう
いただきます おはようございます
ちゃんと言えるよう 許可証を出します
オレからオレへ発言権
なんていい気持ち まるでアルデンテ
アグレッシブ 


Translation:
My worries don't amount to much
They're starting up again, they're bursting open
I exercise my right to veto, every single wearisome day
And on every fun one, have a nice day
Thank you for the meal, good morning
I feel like I can say it right, I'll pull out my license
My right to speak from me to myself
This wonderful feeling, it's like being al dente
Aggressive

Today, I'm my own ally
I've decided that I'm going to be alone
In this vast world
That's right, aggressive

These feelings aren't a lie
No matter what anyone tells me, I won't budge
Even though I'm passionate, my vision isn't cloudy
I won't turn my eyes away from the long future up ahead
But I've got to do it now
It's not anyone else, I'm the key man
Before looking for a hand to give me a push on the back
I'm going to fix my bad points myself
But I won't attend to them too much
I'm not going to be too gutsy, I'm not going too be hasty
I'm going to be a man who can listen to conversations
It's alright to say it, I'm going to be a kid
Taking a leap forward, without hindrance
I'll open the heavy doors with my whole body
I'll demonstrate my will, step by step
I'll live my life so that I won't have any regrets
Without forgetting feelings of gratitude
My winning attitude is aggressive

Today, I'm my own ally
I've decided that I'm going to be alone
In this vast world
That's right, aggressive

My worries don't amount to much
They're starting up again, they're bursting open
I exercise my right to veto, every single wearisome day
And on every fun one, have a nice day
Thank you for the meal, good morning
I feel like I can say it right, I'll pull out my license
My right to speak from me to myself
This wonderful feeling, it's like being al dente
Aggressive



By Joe Kwuen

2010-12-06

Dear Uncle T,





I fixed up your code :D
made it look a bit nicer than b4
oh and shuffling is done :D
have fun tmr :D

Code



By Joe Kwuen

2010-12-05

PONG on TS7200 uProcessor (Code Only)





Click Click Click!!


By Joe Kwuen

Windows PAINT-like Drawing Palette for NOMI


Very simple project that I worked on for about 3 hours

Currently I have 7 colors, eraser, clear screen, and save options

My Girlfriend's Work of Art

I am only going to post codes of the final versions. 
:D 



By Joe Kwuen

C++ Programming: PONG using Allegro




Started learning game programming today 
:D

 My first game using Allegro C

PONG!

What I have now:

2 players human controlled
Varying Speed as game progresses (currently max speed after 10 bounces)
Varying Colors indicating the speed
Score

Anyways, here's the video of the game from today...


By Joe Kwuen

Bluetooth Controlled RC (FINISHED)




This video shows a fully functional Bluetooth Controlled RC car...
Tohru and I haven't finished documentation yet, but we will and post it here ASAP.

Parts:
  • 15V DC motor with H-Bridge IC (Acceleration)
  • Parallax Servo Motor (Steering)
  • Roving Networks RN-41 Bluetooth Module

The brain of this thing is Arduino :D so the code looks very basic...


We are just using HyperT on windows to send ASCII codes which controls the
speed and steering... We are going to write a nice looking program for the controls
using C and Java when we feel like it XD


By Joe Kwuen

Project Ideas

So now that me and Tohru's Bluetooth-controlled RC car project (unfortunately
without a chassis due to $$ issues) is done, we are still deciding what to do for
the next project :D

Here are some crazy ideas we came up wit:

1. Breathalyzer: this would be a perfect project for our EE sausage fests.
I even went radical and suggested to use a dildo for casing...
























2. 8-big game: I always wanted to program a NES style game. The problem
was that we all had different suggestions on which platform/device to implement
the game on. There was suggestion for using DE-1 board (educational FPGA
board which UBC uses), ucontroller with LCD, or just straight programming on
computer using something like Allegro for C++. A RPG game would be  
AWESOME!!!!!!!!

























3. Something to do with Exercising?: lol since we EE students never "move",
we were thinking that cooool EE way of exercising may help :D Unfortunately,
there already is Wii...and even NES Power Pad



















4. An Alarm Clock with MP3 player :D 

Feed us with some ideas :D


By Joe Kwuen

New Gears From Today's Shopping

My project buddy was busy being an uncle so
I went out for shopping today yayyyy

Herschel Bag From the Boardroom :D
















I needed a bag ever since my 3 years old Dakine bag's zippers broke.
This is a beauty :D


H&M Crew Neck Sweater and Polka Dot Socks :D

























I got two pairs of socks for like 6 dollars... they are warm and fuzzy <3


Lastly, I went to gastown to check out livestock more specifically Casio gshock retro in silver, but they were all out :( But I did pick up a great pair of skinny jeans Levis 511(?) from Complex :D
























I m a very happy man today lol Got all this thx to my 600 extra dollars from my sponsors <3
Actually I didn't rly spend that much money today (lil less than 200) :D


By Joe Kwuen

2010-12-04

塩肉ジャガ

ehehe
I cooked one of my favorite food today
nikujyaga :D, but used too much water :(

I got the recipe from http://cookpad.com/recipe/1300454.















Next time, I will ask my gf to cook for 肉ジャガ for meeeee <3


By Joe Kwuen

PONG Using uProcessor



Implemented one of the earliest video games, PONG, on TS-7200.

Parts:
TS-7200 (uprocessor)
MAX197 (ADC)
AZ Displays AGM1232G LCD

TS-7200 is according to its manufacturer,
"The TS-7200 is a compact full-featured Single Board Computer (SBC) based upon the Cirrus EP9302 ARM9 CPU, which provides a standard set of on-board peripherals. The EP9302 features an advanced ARM920T 200 MHz processor design with MMU that allows support for high-level embedded operating systems such as Linux, Windows CE, and others."
It has an Linux OS inside with GNU compiler, GCC.

Implementing Pong on it was fairly simple - finished in 3~4 hours. 
The only difficult part of the project was writing an LCD driver.
The manufacturers provided incomplete data sheets for the LCDs. 
cheap Chinese products...

Details:
1 or 2 players
AI is impossible to beat :D guess why lol
Controls paddles by using potentiometers, and through ADC 


PS Sorry about the video quality :(



By Joe Kwuen